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Old 09-23-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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Thought this merited its own thread vs discussing on a thread titled 08:

Here's an example ie the unemployment rates as of last month. Note that NC is the 10th WORST in the country. The Triangle is a bit better, but not dramatically, hovering right around the nat'l average.

Unemployment Rates for States
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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The Job Market is brutal here (IMHO) Hundreds of Resumes sent out...very few responses.
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Thought this merited its own thread vs discussing on a thread titled 08:

Here's an example ie the unemployment rates as of last month. Note that NC is the 10th WORST in the country. The Triangle is a bit better, but not dramatically, hovering right around the nat'l average.

Unemployment Rates for States

The BLS web site is tough to extract statistical data off of (easily anyway) the way I'd like to view it. I found NC at average of 7.7% in 2002 (one of the highest then too), and again in 2004 almost 6% when the natl avg looked to be about 4.9%, not sure where we ranked but it could have been favorable, is it ever?

I realize that's not valid survey, but, NC looks a bit worse most of the time compared across the US average. What is the NC average against the other states and US average over last 25 years?

It could be we are tracking as usual with the trend.
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: out of the area.
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Are there any good spots to make a living in NC other than Raleigh? Or Charlotte. We don't like big cities, like a nice safe area to live in, as we like to walk/hike alot.
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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Asheville (pop. 75,000) is a very enjoyable town in the middle of the beautiful NC mountains. It's close to all kinds of great hiking and is safe and clean. The prospects of a decent job are probably slim in Asheville though. The recent recession has been pretty hard on NC.

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Old 09-24-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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Asheville (pop. 75,000) is a very enjoyable town in the middle of the beautiful NC mountains. It's close to all kinds of great hiking and is safe and clean. The prospects of a decent job are probably slim in Asheville though.
I also hear it's extremely liberal. Whether that's good or bad or a mix is obviously subjective, just FYI.
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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Guess you need to have to move to North Dakota...Yikes!!!if you want a job.
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Old 09-27-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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What's the employment like in Wilmington; I heard that was a fantastic place to live? Or has that changed? Which is better to live; Lake Norman or Wilmington and why? Where are there more Tech jobs; Lake Norman or Wilmington? Which is the better of the 2 to retire in??? I can't decide between them both; I'm there for the water; but also need to earn a honest living......
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